On occasion, Corporate Staffing Services gets invited on various platforms to share our expertise on recruitment, job search, CVs, Cover Letters, Job Interviews and other Career related matters. Each time is always a learning experience for many job seekers and employers alike, and that’s why whenever we receive an invite we are glad to oblige and be part of a great experience.
Monday, the 6th of June, 2016 was one such occasion that saw Perminus Wainaina, the Head of Recruitment and Managing partner at Corporate Staffing Services join a panel on K24 Alfajiri to discuss generation Y employees. Moderated by Amina Abdi, the discussion explored how the young generation is having a hard time fitting in at various organizations due to the difference in culture and lack of challenging opportunities.
Handling millenials at the workplace
Generation Y employees, or otherwise known as millenials, are looking for jobs that will provide them an opportunity to grow fast, be heard, accorded respect and more importantly a flexible schedule. But with the traditional ways of doing things and the lack of experience, millenials are finding it hard to fit in and employers are in turn struggling to retain these employees. So, what can be done?
“Employers should try and avoid instilling their ideas and views on millenials, and instead, try to meet them halfway by capitalizing on mutual communication from the very beginning,” says Perminus. And the young generation on the other hand should be ready to show results if they are to negotiate a place in the workplace, whether in terms of salary increase, a promotion or flexibility.
The discussion goes on to explore the existing expectation gap between young employees and employers, giving recommendations on what can be done to bridge that gap. If you are a generation Y employee having a hard time with your boss or you are an employer struggling to understand millenials at the office, this discussion will prove very useful.
You can learn more about generation Y employees by watching this video here.